View more guides at Linux Wiki Guides
This is a template for a future guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y730 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad Y730 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo Ideapad Y730. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo Ideapad Y730 page on LapWik.
If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.
For full specifications see the Lenovo Ideapad Y730 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Y730|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||17“ WXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||3GB to 4GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Sound||Works||See notes below|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Camera||Works||Requires kernel 2.6.28 or greater (Ubuntu 9.04, Fedora 11 are examples)|
The following line needs to be added to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distributions equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-6ch
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y730 works just fine with an up to date Linux distribution when used with the small tweak above.